Must See Supergroups and Showcases at Brooklyn Comes Alive
Brooklyn Comes Alive is a different kind of music festival. Last year, Live for Live Music helped prove the concept of a one-day gathering of well known musicians from around the country, playing in supergroups and one-off collaborations. The format is bringing some very exciting programming and themes, and the artists themselves are excitedly embracing this newfound avenue for creativity and improvisation. Tickets are currently $80 with fees, more info here.
The 2nd annual Brooklyn Comes Alive takes place on October 22nd and is shaping up to be an immersive musical treat, with more than 10 supergroups performing across Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg and The Hall at MP. Don’t underestimate how special this event will be; there will be once in a lifetime concepts –performances, tributes and sit ins featuring musicians from banks like The String Cheese Incident, Dead & Company, The Disco Biscuits, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Snarky Puppy, Break Science, Lettuce, Soulive, Medeski Martin & Wood, Primus and Dopapod (full artist lineup below).
Music starts at noon at The Hall at MP, which will host a brunch both inside The Hall, and at the adjoining restaurant MP Taverna, featuring a unique dining experience from Michelin Star chef Michael Psilakis. Don’t worry – if you’re eating at the restaurant, we’ll be pumping live concert audio into the dining room so you can jam out while you eat. If you get hungry later in the evening, MP Taverna will also be open for dinner.
We are especially excited for a rare performance from Rhythmatronix, Jason Hann’s (of the String Cheese Incident) world-fusion group, featuring Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge, keyboardist Todd Stoops and drummer Raul Pineda. As one of the most visible musicians in the jam scene, Hann is no stranger to collaboration, and has masterfully bridged the gap from jam band to electronic music with the widely successful EOTO.
Breaking Biscuits, featuring Break Science and the Disco Biscuits, is another must-see. The hard hitting hip-hop, funk and electro-soul of Break Science, comprised of drummer Adam Deitch (Lettuce, Pretty Lights) and keyboardist Borahm Lee, are a perfect match for jamtronica veterans Marc Brownstein and Aaron Magner of the Disco Biscuits.
We also want to highlight the Brooklyn Comes Alive artist showcases, which feature lesser-known bands, giving them a chance to play to the hundreds of music fanatics that the larger, more well known musicians have drawn. It’s a great strategy for exposure and the lineup doesn’t disappoint, we’ve included tracks from all four showcase artists thus far below. We’re particularly pumped for the high-energy electronic brass-funk of Brasstracks and the progressive, organ-driven jazz of newcomers Organ Freeman.
Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
61 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
The Hall at MP
470 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211